From Rear View (Projects): Opening Event: Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm Performance at 7:00pm followed by Jimenez Lai in conversation with science radio producer and host Britt Wray (CBC, WNYC) for combined scientific and architectural perspectives on flipping the house. Exhibition Location & Dates: The laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street, Toronto (refer to […]
It was a pleasure to work over the past several months with veteran CBC IDEAS radio producer Sara Wolch to create our 1 hour documentary about de-extinction, also known as the scientific attempt to resurrect extinct life. As said on the broadcaster’s site, “Extinction is supposed to be forever. But in labs around the world, […]
Brian Cauley started a new podcast called Tiny Conversations, which revolves around exactly that: a short conversation about a topic that he asks you about. Brian had me on the show and asked me about backyard science – you can listen here to hear us chat about it, citizen science, biohacking, the quantified self and […]
I wrote an article for Entrepreneur Magazine that explains some of the reasons why investors and entrepreneurs are gravitating towards synthetic biology. I’ve got to say that the title they gave the article is a bit unfortunate and ultimately packages the piece together as click-bait hype. However my motivation to write the article was to […]
The Sandbox Network asked me about why I do what I do, my thoughts on millennials, and a few other satisfyingly open ended questions that allowed me to ramble on about some of the things that I care about. Our interview is up here if you’re interested in reading it.
French biohacker Thomas Landrain has found a way to grow your own ink with a special pigment-producing bacteria. As long as you feed it. I made a story for CBC Radio’s technology and culture program Spark that explains how. Check it out here. images courtesy of lapaillasse.org
I travelled to Cork, Ireland for a conference called The Synthetic Biology Future on March 13th. I wrote about what I found most interesting about the conference – the evolving understanding, interest and mutual appreciation between the biohacker and academic communities in attendance – on Nature Education’s Scitable. Please find the post here.
AT THE REDPATH MUSEUM More info here http://www.mcgill.ca/redpath/whatson/other
Canadian Biohackers meet the Open Web I attended the world’s first “open distributed genetic engineering event” that happened this weekend in Haliburton, Ontario and is subsequently rolling out in several DIY “do-it-yourself” biology labs (i.e. independent non-institutionally supported labs) all over the world. (If you search #sciencehack on Twitter you’ll find some documentation). All those […]
Nadja Oertelt (documentary producer at HarvardX) and I are giving a workshop on citizen science at SXSWedu in March. We’ll be sticking around for SXSWinteractive as well. Will you be there? Feel free to get in touch . Here’s our workshop description: Citizen Science: Education for and by the People Summary #DIYsciSXSW DIY Science has […]